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Maternal Health Program

What is the Maternal Health Program?

You and a team of professionals get together to provide you with prenatal education focusing on a health pregnancy and getting ready for the baby.

Maternal health is available to all expectant women that are also eligible for the WIC program. Maternal health provides support and education from a registered nurse on all aspects of pregnancy including proper prenatal care, fetal development, labor and delivery. Oral care needs will be addressed by a dental hygienist. Nutritional education offered by a dietician. Social and emotional well-being by a social worker. We also offer breast feeding educator by a breast feeding educator on staff who is available to answer all of your breastfeeding questions.

We can help obtain Medicaid

What is presumptive Medicaid eligibility?

“Presumptive Medicaid Eligibility” is a program designed to allow pregnant women and children to receive Medicaid coverage for medical care while a formal Medicaid/hawk-i eligibility determination is being made by the Department of Human Services.

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Is simply free or low cost health care coverage for kids under 19 years old.

Purpose

  1. To help insure that our child has access to health, dental, social and educational resources.
  2. To insure that every child has a medical home.
  3. To teach normal patterns of growth and development.
  4. To identify children with medical problems and refer them to the appropriate resources.

Services Available

For children ages 0-21 years

  • Ages & Stages Development Screening: 0-3 years
  • Child Health Nursing Visits: 0-21 years
  • Dental: 0-21 years
  • Immunizations: 2 months-18 years
  • Lead Testing/Screening: 12 months-6 years

Who Qualifies

All children between the ages of 0-21 qualify for most of our child health services. Please call with questions regarding services and eligibility.

Ages & Stages Development Screening: ages 0-3 years

Development screening focusing on communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving and personal social behaviors. Any concerns can be referred if necessary to the local AEA for more evaluation.

Child Health Nursing Visits

A registered nurse can make an in0home visit for children ages 0-21 to address any medical concerns or questions. Your family doctor, a family member, or anyone with direct contact with a child can request Child health visits.

Dental

Children can receive dental screenings and preventive fluoride on their teeth at WIC or preschool. Education on how to care for children’s teeth is provided to parents. School based clinics offer sealants to children in 2nd though 8th grade. The I-Smile Coordinator can also assist with making a dentist appointment.

Immunization

Immunizations are available to all children 2 months-18 years. A record of all prior immunizations must accompany the child.

Immunizations appointments can be made when the child turns:

  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 12-15 months
  • 18 months
  • 4-5 years
  • 11-12 years
  • 16-18 years

Please allow 10-15 minuets for appointment. For an appointment, and/or questions regarding services and/or service dates, call us at 515-532-3461.

Lead

All children from age 12 months – 6 years are eligible to receive a lead blood test. Recommendations are that every child age 12 months to 6 years, regardless of rick, be tested for lead. A child must have at least one lead blood test completed upon entry into kindergarten.